Monday, May 12, 2014

TV Cabinet Makeover and Room Update~

When I had my booth in an antique mall several years ago,
I came across this awesome Ethan Allen
TV cabinet for our master bedroom.
This piece was a great price and in excellent like new condition.
With it's original dark walnut wood this piece was a gorgeous find with plenty of
storage space in the drawers and drop down desk.
I knew I would paint it at some point when doing our master bed and  bath update.

Original cabinet.

I hand painted and distressed the cabinet with a flat water based paint that I find very similar to a chalk paint.
The color is pecan sandie, the same paint I used in my laundry makeover.
This cabinet seemed to come alive with it's brighter finish.

The TV doors are lined with a mesh metal covering.
These can be covered with fabric and I have done that
at one time too.

I left the crown original and you when I share the rest tomorrow.

Now to the drop down desk, where you see my initials,
I decided to add a graphic here.

Using a Tracer Projector,
I picked a graphic from the Graphics Fairy
and centered it in place using the projector.

With the lights in the room off or very low,
the design will show up on your project to be decorated.

Here's the projection
 enlarged to the size I want
by setting the Tracer at a distance to achieve that size.

At this point I lightly trace over the design with a pencil.

Once the design is complete, I hand paint the design with black acrylic paint or you can you a sharpie pen. I enjoy both but for this one I painted.

Here is the completed painting.

With the cabinet open for TV viewing.


I also painted the sky a few years ago.
This runs the length of the room over into the bath.
So nice to wake to blue skies!

The before and after Ethan Allen cabinet
with the help of a little paint and French label.

For the Tracer Projector,
I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby.

This one was about 29.99 regular price and I used my 40% off coupon.
It takes a 75 watt light bulb, not included .

With some practice and experimenting with positioning,
you can trace nearly anything.

The master bath has a new update with granite
and painted cabinets.

See you Wednesday with the rest of the update.

Happy Creating.
Celestina Marie

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